“The Alfred D Snow”

Author: Michael O'Brien "the famous ballad-maker" (Ranson)
Earliest date: 1948 (Ranson)
Keywords: drowning sea ship wreck sailor
Found in: Ireland


Alfred D Snow is bound from San Francisco to Liverpool with a cargo of grain. The ship breaks up on the sand. Captain Willie signals hoping for help from Dunmore. The lifeguards and the Dauntless arrive too late. Only seven bodies are recovered.

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  1. Ranson, pp. 116-117, "The Alfred D Snow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran116